Entering his 31st year as a head high school football coach in Idaho, Middleton’s Bill Brock has seen a lot, including a celebration for a milestone he never dreamed of reaching.
Brock won his 200th career game last fall with a 42-0 win in Week 4 against Caldwell. Middleton fans held a “200” sign up during the game, and players celebrated Brock’s milestone by dumping the water bucket atop their coach’s head.
“It never entered my mind,” Brock said of reaching 200 wins. “It’s just a fact of I’ve been doing it a long time in good situations with great kids and good assistant coaches.”
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Brock, who sports a career record of 204-100, leads all coaches in the 5A and 4A Southern Idaho Conferences in career victories. He went 111-21 during 13 seasons at Glenns Ferry, then moved to Middleton in 2000, where he’s 93-79 in 17 years.
Brock, 58, said he hasn’t even begun to think of retirement, allowing him to add to that sky-high win total.
Bishop Kelly’s Tim Brennan has the second most wins (190) in the SIC but owns the top winning percentage (.722) and most state titles (six) in the conference.
Like Brock, Brennan is quick to deflect attention away from himself. He points out he’s probably the only coach in state history to go 0-10.
That notable feat came in 2010, his one season at Caldwell. The SIC then had an agreement with eastern Idaho’s High Country Conference for their last-place teams to play a 10th game during the first round of the playoffs. Teams that don’t reach the playoffs typically only play nine games.